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TheVrolok
04-29-2007, 01:20 PM
So I picked up some calipers, and measured (as appropriately as I could for a newb) my body fat, I'm just curious as to what you guys think based on pictures to see if my measurements are in the ballpark. I won't mention what I got yet so there's no seed planted, but let me know. Sorry for the rather small pics, I haven't had a chance to take any real ones. Just took these when relaxed to sorta give a better idea of bf (as opposed to right outta the gym).

http://www.geocities.com/TheVrolok/1.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/TheVrolok/2.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/TheVrolok/3.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/TheVrolok/4.jpg

Bako Lifter
04-29-2007, 01:36 PM
16-18%

McIrish
04-29-2007, 02:52 PM
17? Most people tend to underestimate their b/f using calipers to the tune of 2-4%, from what I've seen, so just keep that in mind.

Nosaj
04-29-2007, 03:58 PM
17? Most people tend to underestimate their b/f using calipers to the tune of 2-4%, from what I've seen, so just keep that in mind.

15-16% You're definitely over 15, but not by much.

Tofer
04-29-2007, 04:33 PM
The estimates in the thread are probably right... I don't know, though, I've never really seen what the fuss is about finding out your body fat %. If you can look at your pics and say yeah, I'm happy with how I look, then who cares about some arbitrary number? If you look at your pics and think, hey, I need to drop some fat to feel satisfied, then do it.

cphafner
04-29-2007, 05:08 PM
why do people's guesses matter if you measured it with calipers?